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The Resource Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams

Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams

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Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature
Title
Deformed discourse
Title remainder
the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature
Statement of responsibility
David Williams
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Part I, David Williams traces the poetics of teratology, the study of monsters, to Christian neoplatonic theology and philosophy, particularly Pseudo-Dionysius's negative theology and his central idea that God cannot be known except by knowing what he is not. Williams argues that the principles of negative theology as applied to epistemology and language made possible a symbolism of negation and paradox whose chief sign was the monster. Part II provides a taxonomy of monstrous forms with a gloss on each. Part III examines the monstrous and the deformed in three heroic sagas - the medieval Oedipus, The Romance of Alexander, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - and three saints' lives - Saint Denis, Saint Christopher, and Saint Wilgeforte. The book is beautifully illustrated with medieval representations of monsters
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
SFB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, David
Dewey number
809/.9337
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN682.M65
LC item number
W55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Monsters in literature
  • Monsters in art
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Art, Medieval
  • Theology
  • Monstres
  • Monstres dans la littérature
  • Monstres dans l'art
  • Littérature médiévale
  • Art médiéval
  • Théologie
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Art, Medieval
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Monsters in art
  • Monsters in literature
  • Monsters
  • Theology
  • Ungeheuer
  • Mittelalter
  • Geistesgeschichte
  • Literatur
  • Monstres
  • Monstres
  • Monstres
  • Littérature médiévale
  • Théologie
  • Geschichte 500-1500
Label
Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theory -- Taxonomy -- Texts
Control code
243600724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612853814
Lccn
97168728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6p57s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)243600724
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Deformed discourse : the function of the monster in mediaeval thought and literature, David Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theory -- Taxonomy -- Texts
Control code
243600724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612853814
Lccn
97168728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6p57s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)243600724
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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